Fertility is affected by the age of the female partner, but not that of the male partner, in the age ranges within which most attempts at conception occur.
However, the literature on the effect of the smoking status of each partner is inconclusive.
As part of a longitudinal study representative of all people born in Britain in 1958,11,407 people were interviewed in 1991, of whom 3,132 female and 2,576 male cohort members had had or fathered at least one pregnancy.
The outcome measure was the time to pregnancy of the first pregnancy (live births only), and the antecedent variables were the cohort member's age at that time and both partners'smoking habits and educational levels.
Mots-clés Pascal : Fertilité, Epidémiologie, Homme, Sexe, Tabagisme, Age, Niveau étude, Royaume Uni, Europe
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Fertility, Epidemiology, Human, Sex, Tobacco smoking, Age, Education level, United Kingdom, Europe
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0074248
Code Inist : 002B20A04. Création : 09/06/1995.